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z710
Blue Screen Again
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎06-11-2014
Location: Canada
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Z710 - Obtaining Media for Windows 8.1 (prior to Win10 upgrade)

I have a z710 with windows 8.1.

Microsoft is offering a free upgrade to Windows 10. I'd like to do that, however, I do NOT have physical media with windows 8.1.

My z710 came preloaded. I have a fear of a Microsoft OS upgrade not being 100% a sure thing in 1 go. How do I get a copy of Win 8.1 on CD/DVD?

It isn't that I don't trust the Microsoft upgrade process, but I have seen issues loading software in the past. I don't want to be caught with no options.

 

Thanks in advance.

z710

 

 

Moderator comment: New thread created. Subject edited for clarity.

z710
Blue Screen Again
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Registered: ‎06-11-2014
Location: Canada
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Re: Z710 - Obtaining Media for Windows 8.1 (prior to Win10 upgrade)

Further to the initil message, I'm sure others (any laptop but preloaded with Windows 8.1) have a similar concern.

Yes I'd like to upgrade to Windows 10. But, since I don't have physical media for 8.1, I can see a hiccup in the upgrade, and being left with no pth forward, and no recovery.

 

I'm just trying to :

-get some feedback from Lenovo, or a reader who has gone through the upgrade

-get some options for acquiring a physical media containing 8.1

 

- find out -if this isn't the proper method of contacting Lnovo, then what is?

 

Thanks in advance.

z710

LenBlazer
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Re: Z710 - Obtaining Media for Windows 8.1 (prior to Win10 upgrade)

Use this link to download the Win 8.1 64 bit version. Do not select Win 8.1 PRO.

z710
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Registered: ‎06-11-2014
Location: Canada
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Re: Z710 - Obtaining Media for Windows 8.1 (prior to Win10 upgrade)

Thank you. I have downloaded the win8.1 iso and burned to DVD.

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